Orande Mensink 

Orande Mensink is a Dutch photographer who lives in the United Kingdom. 

After a divers career in the Netherlands Orande moved with her family to the UK. Here she took up photography and then started to study. Photography has become her tool for getting on in the world. 

Orande's images show her interest in human beings, their lives, their habits and their relationships. "Photographing gives me the opportunity to observe and try to understand my world and the people in it." Memory is an important subject in her work. "Realizing more and more how little we can hold in our minds photographs become the memory of what has passed. Documentary photography is my tool to tell a story, to let go and at the same time hold on."

Orande completed an MFA photography at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) in Farnham. She has since worked for the UCA , first as an artist in residence and currently as a graduated teaching assistant, while working on personal projects. Her work has been exhibited in Great Britain, India and China.

 

Exhibitions:

 

2015

Surrey Open Photographic Competition, Lightbox, Woking

Graduation Show, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham

Photomasters, Old Truman Brewery, London

International School of London (ISL), Surrey (Solo exhibition)

2016                                                                                             

Home Sweet Home, Ahmedabad, India                                        

Bright, The Atrium Gallery, Leeds / Curated by Shutter Hub / 5th August - 26th October

Getty Images Gallery, London / 6th - 17th September

Girl Town, Part of Photomonth, St Margaret's House, London / 6th October - 1 November

2017                                                                            

Memories of Ria 1961|2016, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham

Three images in: Word in focus, Surrey Libraries, published by Hurtwood Press (2017)

Shutter Hub Open, Retina Scottish International Photography Festival, Edinburgh / 1-30 July                                                  

Lishui Photography Festival, Lishui, China / November 2017

2018

Girl Town, Alfred Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israël / 8th Februari - 9th March

 

Awards/recognitions:

Shutter Hub Photomasters Award 2015

Nominee The graduate Photographers Award 2016 by Magnum photos & Photo London

Finalist Renaissance Photography Prize 2016 in two categories (Private and Relation)